Following on from my other ‘Greek’ Style healthy recipes (my Greek Salad & Homemade Tzatziki Dip), here is a recipe for a Greek yoghurt based marinade that tastes INCREDIBLE. I’ve always been intrigued by ‘marinades’ for meat (and in this case lamb) and set about creating a ‘nic’s nutrition super healthy one’ with fat-free Greek yoghurt.
Marinating meat may sound like a hassle but all you do is mix a load of things together, throw in your chopped meat and leave it in the fridge until you’re ready to use it; I’ve left mine 4 hours before – preparing it just after lunch on a Saturday and eating it for dinner, as well as overnight. The end result is the most amazing tasting, tender meat.
These lamb kebabs taste delicious and having grilled them I do wonder if they’d taste even better on the BBQ! I served these kebabs with wild rice (and sweet potato wedges) and salad but they would go equally well in a tortilla wrap with tzatziki dip.
Greek Yoghurt Marinated Lamb Kebabs
- 130g (1/2 cup) Greek yoghurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp garlic granules/2-4 crushed garlic cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Meat - I used 360g lamb leg steak (diced & trimmed of fat)
- Vegetable chunks e.g. red onion, mushrooms, whole cherry tomatoes, peppers
- Combine the yoghurt, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil in a bowl before adding your meat and mixing well
- Cover the marinated meat and leave to chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours
- If you're using wooden skewers don't forget to soak them in water first so they don't burn (I prefer the metal skewers!) .. then slide on a vegetable chunk, followed by meat chunk (shake off any excess marinade) and repeat until full
- Grill your skewers until the meat is cooked (mine took around 6-8 minutes on each side)
- Serve with salad (I had spinach leaves with avocado, tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and olive oil) and wild rice or sweet potato wedges
Nutritional stats shown are for 1/4 of the marinade made with 0% Greek yoghurt (as only ~1/4 ends up on 1/2 of the meat!).
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 2 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.